Field trips and tours

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide organized field trips and guided tours at this time due to limited resources. Teachers and groups are required to make a reservation request for our facilities but will need to provide their own program. We are working to reorganize our program and train volunteers and hope to bring back field trips and tours in the near future.

Yellowhammer Festival April 19

The Yellowhammer Festival is happening at the Arboretum on Sunday, April 19! Please note that visitor parking will be limited to the old golf course lot but there will be a shuttle to the festival area near the children’s garden. The festival is free to attend and the rest of the Arboretum will be open for regular visitors.

For more information, please visit

 YellowHammer Fest April 19 1-5pm UA Arboretum

Please leash your dog

Per Tuscaloosa city code and UA policy, all dogs must be leashed. Violators will be asked to leave. If you see an unleashed dog or experience an unwelcome encounter please report it to UAPD by calling 205-348-5454.

Old golf course demolition July 7 – 25; please use back gate

Demolition of the old golf course buildings starts Monday, July 7. They are being removed due to asbestos and safety concerns. The back gate on Pelham Heights Road will be open during our regular operating hours (8 am – sunset) during demolition. The anticipated completion date of the project is July 25. Please contact Monica Watkins, Arboretum Director at (205) 553-3278 or with any concerns.

Construction Area Sign compressed



Go Batty at the Arboretum

  • October 15th, 2010
  • in Events

October 30 from 2-4pm
Join us for an afternoon of entertaining and informative activities focusing on bats. We will BUILD BAT HOUSES to place in the Arboretum, learn about echolocation, trick or treat for BAT SALAD,and MORE! Appropriate for ages 5-12.



  • August 11th, 2010
  • in News

It’s been an active summer of sculpture in the Arboretum’s Children’s Garden!

Claire Lewis Evans, a graduate student in Art at The University of Alabama, donated the metal sculpture pictured here.

Its presence adds a wonderful sense of movement and playfulness to the space.

Check out her Flickr page for more photos!

Abstract metal sculpture, in the background of a garden.